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What does Mora mean?

Mora Pronunciation of Mora [mo-ra] as a name for girls means "star of the sea". Mora is an alternate spelling of Maura (Irish, Latin): variation of Mary. Mora is also a derivative of Maureen (Irish, Gaelic).

Associated with: star, sea.


Mora has 4 variants: Maurie, Moira, Morah and Moria.

6 more related forms via Maura, Maureen: Mavra, Mo, Moreen, Morena, Morene and Morine.

Creative forms:
(female) Mola, Moran, ..

(male) Morae, Morai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mora Ashleigh (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mora?

Mora is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3940 out of 4276, Top 92%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#759 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mora reached its highest rank of #1125 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mora name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mora outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Mora are Maura (#1490 in recent rankings), Moira (#1645) and Maureen. Usage of these relations of Mora was common in the 1950s (adoption of 0.2%) and is now significantly less, with the version Maureen becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mora, Maura, Maureen, Moira in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mora and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mora is pronounced similarly to Maery, Maira, Mairi, Mara, Marah, Maraya, Maree, Maria, Marie, Marra, Mary, Marya, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Merry, Mirah, Mireya, Miri, Mirra, Moraiah, Moyra, Myra and Myrah. Other suggested similar names are Abra, Aura, Bora, Cora, Cyra, Deora, Dora, Doura, Edra, Fiora, Hera, Idra, Ira, Kora, Lara, Lora, Lura, Madora, Mare, Marfa, Marg, Mena, Meral, Merl, Merla, Mesa, Meta, Mia, Mika, Mirna, Moia, Moina, Moire, Moja, Mona, Monay, Morag, Morna, Morysa (see Marisa), Mouna, Moya, Murna, Myka, Myrla, Nira, Nora, Rora, Thora, Tora and Zora. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mora.

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